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Does anyone know if the vertical mounting of the licence plate is legal in the tri-state area (NY,NY,CONN) Any info would be appreciated, thinking of doing this but dont want the hassle if illegal.:dontknow:

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§ 381. Motorcycle equipment.
1. (a) Every motorcycle, driven upon the public highways of this state, shall be provided with adequate brakes in good working order and sufficient to control such motorcycle at all times, when the same is in use, a suitable and adequate bell, horn or other device for signaling, one red to amber stop lamp and shall, whenever such motorcycle is being operated upon the public highways of the state, display one lighted lamp in front and one on the rear, or, when such motorcycle is operated with a passenger or other truck attached to the side or front two such lamps on the front and one on the rear; and in all cases the lamps on a motorcycle shall include a red light visible from the rear. The rays of such rear lamp shall shine upon the number plate carried on the rear of such motorcycle in such manner as to render the numerals thereon visible for at least fifty feet in the direction from which the motorcycle is proceeding. The light of the front lamp or lamps shall be visible at least two hundred feet in the direction in which the motorcycle is proceeding. Every such motorcycle shall have a suitable muffler or device to prevent unnecessary noise from exhaust gases, and the use of so-called "cut-outs" is prohibited.

not legal in new york.most times nothing done about:bigthumbsup: though .and lit depends on how they interpret the law

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I would just call your State Police and ask them. :dontknow:

NY Trooper listings, I would think calling one would be sufficient.

A 585-344-6200 Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans, Wyoming
B 518-897-2000 Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Hamilton, St. Lawrence
C 607-561-7400 Broome, Chenango, Cortland, Delaware, Otsego, Tioga, Tompkins
D 315-366-6000 Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego
E 585-398-4100
Cayuga, Chemung, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne, Yates
F 845-344-5300 Greene, Orange, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster
G 518-783-3211 Albany, Fulton, Hamilton, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Warren, Washington
K 845-677-7300 Columbia, Dutchess, Putnam, Westchester
L 631-756-3300 Nassau and Suffolk
NYC 917-492-7100 New York City T 518-436-2825 New York State Thruway

Conn State police

Lt. Colonel Steven Fields
Office of Field Operations
Telephone: (860) 685-8090

Major Philip E. Halibozek
Acting Commander
Office of Administrative Services
Telephone: (860) 685-8180

Lt. Colonel Gene Labonte
Office of Professional Standards
(203) 630-4340

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